Draft Car Parking Strategy Consultation Summary Report
Parking measures and enforcement are key tools in managing an effective highway network and helping to avoid congestion. In order to maintain the vibrancy and vitality of a community/ town it is essential to effectively manage off street parking usage. The Authority is looking to provide a consistent approach to off-street parking through the expansion of pay and display which will be adapted to suit the needs of all local communities which offer a car parking provision of 40 spaces or more.
Through setting an effective pricing structure and tariff, charging has proved to be a mechanism to encourage commuters to utilise the car parks on the periphery of the town and community centres, whilst promoting town centre proximity spaces for short stay shoppers and visitors in support of commercial viability.
Draft Car Parking Strategy
A total of ten local strategies are being developed for 44 car parks. These apply in the following areas of the County: (each is a link to a PDF document that opens in a new window)
Appendix 1 - Buckley / Caergwrle / Connah's Quay / Flint / Hawarden
Appendix 2 - Holywell / Mold
Appendix 3 - Queensferry / Shotton / Talacre
Each local strategy will look to prioritise the needs of disabled people, local residents, businesses and their customers, and promote more sustainable travel choices through the availability and effective costing of car parking.
A workplace parking permit scheme will also be introduced for employee parking areas in Mold (County Hall) and Flint. These are car parks designated within the local Car Park management arrangements and permits will be required by both employees and Councillors working and regularly visiting these buildings.
Full details of the strategies including the charges proposed, can be viewed via the links above.
Consultation is underway with County Councillors, Town and Community Councils and members of the public have until Sunday 29 March 2015 to share their views on aspects of the new strategy.
The consultation form is available by following this link
The final strategies will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet for approval on 21 April 2015.